Invictus (2009)

There are times in the human history where a nation points out an inspired leader to lead it to a better future. There are even fewer times where that leader uses a reconciliation approach to make this happen. Nelson Mandela was such a leader, that had the emotional strength to forgive the very people that imprisoned him for twenty seven years in a tiny cell, in order to bring peace to his country.

Clint Eastwood makes an very good film, based on a book by John Carlin (Playing the Enemy), about a specific period of Mandela’s life, the time that he was elected as president and foresaw that rugby could be used as a  vehicle to achieve his goal: mitigate hate between black and white in his country.

Morgan Freeman is excellent in Mandela’s role as well as Matt Damon in the role of Francois Pienaar, the leader of the rugby team.

There are films that have a certain quality and you feel you did not waste your money and time. There are even fewer in that category that make you feel that there is hope for the human race. This is one of them!

My rating: 10/10

PS. info about Invictus (may want to have a reference after seeing the play)